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24th June, 2016

Exit Velocity: Supercharge your academic career

Event Details

24th June, 2016
9.30am - 7pm
Weston Hall, University of West London St Mary's Road London W5 5RF
FREE but registration essential.

A Conference for Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers in The Arts and Creative Industries

Speakers to include:

Professor Anthony Woodman (Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, University of West London)
Matthew Dodd (Head of Speech Programming, BBC Radio 3) 
Professor Katie Normington (Vice Principal (Staffing) and Dean of Arts and Social Science, Royal Holloway University of London) 
Dr Shahidha Bari (Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London)
Professor Francis Pott (Professor of Composition, University of West London) 
Dr Roberta Comunian (Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries, King’s College London),
Lydia Fraser-Ward (Creative director, Fantasy High Street)
Elin Moore Williams (Enrichment Officer, Punchdrunk)
Emma Miles
 (PhD researcher, Royal Holloway University of London)
Dr Peter Mitchell (Research Fellow, Geography, University of Sussex)
Professor Jeremy Strong (Professor of literature & film, University of West London)
Suzie Leighton (Director, The Culture Capital Exchange)

In an increasingly challenging academic climate, new scholars are expected to develop and disseminate high quality research outputs, secure external funding, and commence fresh responsibilities in teaching and administration. In many respects it has never been a tougher time to embark on a university career. Yet there are also considerable opportunities for individuals prepared to develop their work and careers in innovative ways. Exit Velocity offers the opportunity to hear from those who have forged successful careers and to meet the next generation of leading academics in your field.

This event at the University of West London brings together graduate students completing their doctorates and early career researchers in an interdisciplinary conference to present their own research and engage with leading academics who have shaped their careers in interesting and dynamic ways. Highlights include: a panel discussion on partnerships and collaboration; speed networking; a panel addressing the ‘portfolio career’; subject specific presentations; and a drinks reception to close.

This event, hosted by the University of West London in association with The Culture Capital Exchange and supported by the Arts Council England and HEFCE, is FREE to speakers and non-speaking delegates.


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